History of Helping Our Customers Succeed
"Thank you for your patience. It's been a pleasure working with you and your team on this sign. You get things done when you say you are and are infinitely patient with the many changes my tenants wanted. You are now my only source of signs and I'll refer anyone who needs a sign to you."
Allen Signs Manufacturing, a Watson Family owned and managed corporation, has been building quality signs and shipping them worldwide since 1979.
We manufacture electrical equipment as defined by the Texas legislature, to include channel letters, wall cabinet signs, monument signs, pole signs, electronic message centers, pylon signs, neon, cold-cathode lighting, awnings; and other signs.
Most male Family members are licensed electricians (two are Masters), each with over 25 years experience in every phase of the business. One member holds both Master Sign Electrician and Master Electrician licenses.
Some competitors brag about their “combined experience.” Several years ago we figured ours; it is well over 1000 years “combined experience.”
Every member of the Family has a University business degree. In fact 9 members of our Team are degreed professionals. Because of our education and experience Signs Manufacturing™ is a different kind of sign company.
The principal owner of Allen Signs Manufacturing formed several successful businesses for large and small corporations and was heavily involved in the marketing and advertising necessary to make a business successful prior to starting Allen Signs Manufacturing with the Family.
We understand what it takes to make a business successful, so we develop "looks" and processes that benefit our customers by giving them continuously better, more productive signs at continuously lower prices.
Underwriters Laboratories has evaluated our sister products PinLights™ and LetterLites™ and they have been approved for use in outdoor, damp and wet location signs.
UL Approval #E345252.
They are the only approved individual LED first-surface lighting products.
As the manufacturer we are very proud of this.
An example of our dedication to helping our customers succeed is this website. It IS the definitive source on signage information, ranked by Alexa® in the top 0.05% of ALL websites in the world, the top 0.01% in the USA! Not bad for a sign company serving North Texas. (We placed the website online in 1999, and have been improving it ever since.)
Allen Signs Manufacturing has always been a leader in the development of new technologies for the sign industry.
Our family's manufacturing, electrical, electronic, computer programming, and IT backgrounds often prove invaluable to our customers, particularly those with or desiring Electronic-Message-Centers. We can write/modify computer programs in many languages. We installed our first message center (an incandescent time & temperature) in 1987; we manufactured and installed our first electronic digital LED sign in 1990.
The people at Allen Signs Manufacturing are proud that we were the first (and remain the most) automated channel letter production facility IN THE WORLD. Allen Signs Manufacturing helped design the equipment that every very large sign company now uses to produce channel letters.
We have manufactured illuminated channel letters from 7 inches to 25 feet tall (the largest channel letter ever made, we are told!)
Our suppliers tell us that we are the largest custom sign company in North Texas.
We have an extremely loyal workforce. All of our key artisans have been with us for at least 10 years; some 30+ years!
“Signs Manufacturing & (Maintenance) has a BuildZoom score of 127, which places them above 99% of 222,249 contractors in Texas.” - BuildZoom
Signs we have created has been featured in several national magazines, as well as newspapers, movies and commercials.
We are also proud that we have repeatedly been chosen to conduct training seminars for Cities Sign Inspectors.
Several generations of the Watson family are directly involved in the everyday management of the Company. Our "Senior" Watson has over 45 years experience in sign and electrical design and manufacturing management.
We are virtually the only sign company in any of the 97 "Metroplex" cities multi-licensed to manufacture and install signs as well as provide electrical service.
Allen Signs Manufacturing can be totally responsible for installing, wiring, and maintaining your signs and lighting if you choose.
If there is a problem, our modern, radio-dispatched service vehicles, cranes, and ladder trucks keep signs and lighting working and advertising for you.
Allen Signs Manufacturing is one of few companies in the Metroplex regularly inspected by Underwriters Laboratories and approved for the manufacturing of UL listed signs - meeting the highest design, structural manufacturing, electrical, and installation standards in the world.
Allen Signs Manufacturing and Maintenance Corporation is a Veteran-owned business.
"We bought our sign from a great guy. Unfortunately he died, and now our warranty is worthless because his business closed. No family to continue the tradition. Fix our sign." - Maurice Feldman, Pine Creek Cleaners
The Importance of 30+ Years in the Sign Business
Why is it important to you that Allen Signs Manufacturing has been in business under consistent management for 30+ years?
Over the many years we made mistakes, and had to correct them. We heard about and observed a lot of mistakes made by others, and learned from them.
Very importantly, because of the Family's educational, technical, and electrical backgrounds, we tested and evaluated thousands of metals, sign components, plastics, and coatings, and selected the best to use in making specific signs that will look better, last longer, and use less energy. This website explains in detail the results of this testing.
We also selected the best, most accurate, construction techniques and equipment. We even helped invent newer, more accurate ones.
Do you want your sign made by someone who learned from 30+ years of making signs, or from someone who still has to learn?
Allen Signs Manufacturing's Four-building Manufacturing Campus (Two sets of joined buildings) (2017
commercial drone photo.)
Our modern 1.2 acre (under roof) production facility, with both high and low dock doors, is located on a 3 acre concrete pad; the additional area being used for parking and "clean" outside storage. One-half acre is planted greenbelt.
Please visit our four-building production “campus” (photo courtesy of Google Earth.)
If you are seriously considering buying from someone else we suggest that you also visit their location to observe if they can actually do what they say they can; or at least “Google” their address.
Our factory addresses are 4540, 4550, 4560 and 4610 Mint Way, Dallas, TX 75236.
A lot of competitors who present themselves as manufacturers actually only buy and resell signs, working out of a house, office building, small warehouse, or storefront! They may have a fancy website with lots of stolen, photo-shopped, pictures, however.
Allen Signs Manufacturing's Four-building Manufacturing Campus (Two sets of joined buildings) prior to our 7,500 sq. ft. expansion in 2004 (Photo courtesy of Bing.)
Free Factory Tour
Come and see the array of equipment and tools, and the facility dedicated to making good signs.
Contact William Watson to arrange a plant tour. Click our "Contact Us" tab to the left for location and contact details.
State Licensed Sign Installation and Sign Service
We are a full-service sign company. We provide sign site surveys, sign permits, sign installation and sign maintenance services for electrical and non-electrical signs for our customers as well as other sign companies. We provide this work in Dallas, Fort Worth (DFW), and ALL of North Texas and Northeast Texas.
State Sign and Electrical License Numbers: TECL17503, TSCL18015, TSCL18016.
Our technicians are also Quality Certified Signs™ certified. (Click the "Installation & Service" tab for details.)
We serve and have installed signs in the Texas cities of Addison, Aledo, Allen, Alvarado, Anna, Argyle, Arlington, Athens, Aubrey, Avalon, Azle, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Bonham, Briar, Bridgeport, Buckingham, Burleson, Caddo Mills, Canton, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Celina, Cleburne, Cockrell Hill, Colleyville, The Colony, Combine, Coppell, Corsicana, Crandall, Crowley, Dallas, Dalworthington Gardens, Decatur, Denison, Denton, Desoto, D/FW Airport, Dido, Duncanville, Eagle Mountain Lake, Edgecliff, Ennis, Euless, Everman, Farmers Branch, Farmersville, Ferris, Flower Mound, Forest Hill, Forney, Fort Worth, Frisco, Gainesville, Garland, Glenn Heights, Granbury, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Greenville, Gun Barrel City, Haltom City, Haslet, Highland Park, Hillsboro, Hudson Oaks, Hurst, Hutchins, Irving, Italy, Itasca, Jacksboro, Joshua, Justin, Kaufman, Keene, Keller, Kennedale, Kleberg, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Lancaster, Las Colinas, Lawson, Lewisville, Little Elm, Longview, Mansfield, Marshall, Maypearl, McKinney, Melissa, Mesquite, Midlothian, Milford, Mineral Wells, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Murphy, Nevada, Newark, North Richland Hills, Ovilla, Palmer, Pantego, Paris, Parker County, Pelican Bay, Pittsburg, Plano, Ponder, Princeton, Prosper, Quinlan, Quitman, Red Oak, Rendon, Richardson, Richland Hills, Rice, River Oaks, Roanoke, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Sachse, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Sanger, Seagoville, Sherman, Silver Creek, Southlake, Springtown, Stephenville, Sulphur Springs, Sunnyvale, Terrell, Texarkana, Trophy Club, Tyler, University Park, Van Alstyne, Valley View, Watauga, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Wedgewood, Westlake, Weston, Westover Hills, Wheatland, White Settlement, Whitney, Wichita Falls, Willow Park, Wills Point, Wilmer, and Wylie.
ZIP Codes 75001 thru 76958.
Area Codes 214, 254, 430, 469, 682, 817, 903, 940, and 972.
Serving Collin, Cook, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Titus, Van Zandt, Wood, and Wise Counties in Texas.
We also have signs in 43 different states, and 6 other nations.
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